Patty Wight of Maine Public Radio reports on how Agri-Cycle is partnering with ecomaine to reduce food waste. The USDA estimates that at least 30 percent of the nation’s food supply is wasted.
A special machine at Agri-Cycle Energy removes the plastic bags, which are returned to ecomaine to be burned for electricity. The food waste, meanwhile, is blended with an equal amount of cow manure from a nearby dairy farm, then heated and churned for about 30 days using a process called anaerobic digestion.
Read or listen to the complete story on MPBN.net Ecomaine Launches Food Waste Recovery Service